NF Railway
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The Northeast Frontier (NFR) railway has decided to resume normal passenger train operations between Assam’s Dhubri to Bengal’s Siliguri from February 22.

The NF Railway is going to resume normal train services nearly one year after it was stopped due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

One pair of DEMU Special trains will run daily between Dhubri to Siliguri Jn. while another Mail Express will be run tri-weekly between the Bengal’s Alipurdwar Jn to Assam’s Silighat Jn.via Dhubri, Fakiragram, New Bongaigaon, Goalpara and Guwahati.

The Siliguri-Dhubri DEMU special will leave Siliguri Jn. daily at 5 in the morning and will arrive at Dhubri at 12 noon while the same DEMU Special will be back and leave Dhubri daily at 12.15 pm and reached Siliguri Jn at 9.55 pm.

The other train bearing No 05417 will leave from Alipurduar Jn. at 5 in the evening on every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and will arrive at Dhubri at 7.45 pm and will leave Dhubri at 08.10 pm and reached Guwahati at 4.30 am on next day and finally will arrive Silghat Jn at 9 am.

While the train no 05418 will leave Silghat Jn at 05.40 in the evening on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and will arrive at Guwahati at 22.08 pm and will leave Guwahati at 22.28pm.

This train will arrive at Dhubri at 4.25 am on the next day and finally arrived at Alipurduar Jn at 7.45 am.

The tri-weekly train running from Alipurduar Jn to Silghat Jn and vice-versa will have the commercial stoppages at New Coochbehar, Tufanganj, Dhubri, Gauripur, Golakganj Jn., Fakiragram Jn., New Bongaigaon, Kamakhya, Guwahati, Jagiroad, Chaparmukh Jn., Nagaon, Jakhalabandha.

Apart from that, the NF Railway has also decided to run few other short-distance trains between Rangia-New Tinsukia and Ledo.

It will also run a train between Lumding and Tinsukia as well as between Guwahati and Dibrugarh town.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com